Ursula Wolf

Dr. Wolf is a Full Professor of the Medical Faculty at the University of Bern and the Director of the Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University of Bern, Switzerland.  Her professional activities at the university include research, teaching and clinics (patient care). The focus of her research is investigating and further developing complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) with respect to effectiveness, safety and modes of action and developing multimodal research methodology.  In 2011, she obtained the Venia legendi (licence to teach) for Complementary Medicine from the University of Bern. She holds a federal diploma in general internal medicine and anthroposophic medicine. Dr. Wolf worked 2.5 years as a postdoctoral research associate in biomedical optics at the Dept. of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and later as Visiting Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Tallahassee, Florida, USA.  Within the Swiss Governmental Program Evaluation Complementary Medicine she was responsible for compiling Health Technology Assessment Reports investigating Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Phytotherapy and Homeopathy. She is a member of the Governmental monitoring group for the implementation of complementary medicine in Switzerland, an expert at the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, a member of the Federal Commission for General Services and Key Issues with the Federal Office of Public Health and starting May 2019 the president of the International Society of Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR).  She acts as a reviewer for grant applications in Switzerland, Germany, the European Union and the USA as well as for various scientific journals. Dr. Wolf is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters and many other publications.